Ironmaster's Mansion Hostel, Gardners

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The stately brick Federal Style Ironmaster's Mansion was built in 1829 and is nestled in the beautiful Pine Grove Furnace State Park in south-central Pennsylvania. The Mansion is immediately adjacent to and at the mid-point of the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail. The Mansion boasts a large balcony, perennial gardens, picnic tables, a fire-ring, 28 beds in 2 dorm-style rooms, a dining room, lounge area with grand piano, free WiFi, and free use of a computer with internet. The State Park has two lakes, streams, swimming beaches, camp store, boat and bike rental, fishing, bird watching, food concessions, picnic pavilions, boat launch, camping, hiking, ATV and snowmobile trails, mountain biking, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and hunting and trapping in designated areas. The Mansion is approximately 20 miles from Gettysburg, Carlisle, Shippensburg and Caledonia State Park and is within minutes of Kings Gap Environmental Center. Groups are welcome.

The entire Ironmaster's Mansion and grounds are available for rental for weddings, retreats, conferences, reunions and other special events. Contact the innkeepers for details at 717-486-4108 or check our web site at

The hostel is open Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays) from April 1 through October 31 from 7-9 AM and 5-9 PM.

Location and Contact


• Directions By Car:
• From PA Turnpike: Take Exit 226 at Carlisle to I-81 south. Take exit 37 to Rt. 233 south for 8 miles to Pine Grove Furnace State Park Office. Turn right. Travel 0.5 mile. Ironmaster's Mansion is on the left.
• From Gettysburg: Travel Rt. 34 north for 17 miles. Turn left onto Pine Grove Road (at the Twirley Top). Go 4.5 miles to Ironmaster's Mansion on the left.
• From Chambersburg: Travel Rt. 30 east 10.1 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 233 north. Travel 13.2 miles. Ironmaster's Mansion is on right.



Address: 1212 Pine Grove Road, Gettysburg, Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA

Ironmaster's Mansion Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Ironmaster's Mansion Hostel Gardners
Phone Number: +1 (717) 486-4108
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Bike Rental


Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Air Conditioning

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Note: Open April 1 - Oct 31, closed Tuesdays

Checkout: 09:00 (9 AM)

Curfew: 21:00 (9 PM)

Lockout: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: Closed Nov 1-Mar 31, Open rest of year except Tues

Reception Hours: 7:00 to 9:00 AM, and 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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